Any Wimbledon Tennis fan will know what watching Serena Williams play is an absolute treat.
The 34-year-old US tennis star is ranked number one in the world, and never fails to give a good show when she’s on the court. But when she played her quarterfinal match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Tuesday, Twitter was soon alight with comments not about her game, but about her outfit.
Apparently, Serena’s white Nike top was far too ‘distracting’ for viewers’ sensitive eyes, and they made their complaints clear on social media.
‘Surprised BBC haven’t issued a warning that Serena is showing some nipple today! #Wimbledon’, wrote one tennis fan.
‘I wouldn’t usually comment on another woman’s body, but could someone give Serena Williams something to cover her nipples… very distracting,’ another tweeted.
A third commented: ‘With all the money Serena Williams earns, why can’t she buy a decent sports bra which covers her nipples properly.’
Sorry, but are we living in the Dark Ages?! Because last time we checked, women could wear whatever the hell they wanted. Not only that, but since when could ANY female on earth control the temperature outside, and how her body reacts to it?
A BBC insider has reportedly responded, telling The Sun: ‘Producers have absolutely no say in what the players wear, which has made it difficult for them to avoid eye-popping shots on daytime telly.’
We’re a bit flabbergasted by the whole thing, TBH. We thought Serena dressed totally appropriately for court, and if there are people out there that find a pair of nipples distracting whilst they’re watching a blinding Wimbleon quarterfinal match, then we feel sorry for them.
Serena, you were FABULOUS.